Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Good Things Await

Waiting. For me, it is one of the hardest parts of the writing profession. Not just waiting for any response ... waiting for a positive response! So, I'm turning to the outdoors for a little lesson in enjoying and appreciating the wait. Granted, my garden provides a much more colorful and interesting perspective on waiting than my e-mail in-box and mailbox. Daily, there are beautiful berries needing to be monitored for ripeness and new blooms opening on the hydrangeas. Soon, the backyard will be bursting with color. It's easy to see that good things await ... and I'm certain that will be the case for the writing as well.






29 comments:

Jennifer Shirk said...

Nice.

I know what you mean. The waiting is a killer.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Ohhhh. I'm so jealous of your garden. Delicious blueberries! That cute little strawberry just waiting to turn red. Enjoy!

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Cheeseboy said...

Oh, I'd hate the waiting too. I can't even wait to get my first comment on a blog post.

Like your garden. Looking good.

Katie said...

What a beautiful post! Blueberries? really? that's so awesome!

Tess said...

are these pics really from your garden? lovely. I, too, have a raspberry bush and it looks about like yours. I'm thinking raspberry shakes in about two or three weeks, eh?

and, yes, waiting sucks rocks. I try to let go and focus on other things. that seems to help a bit.

Susan R. Mills said...

Lovely pictures, and yes, waiting is no fun, is it?

Joanna Jenkins said...

I have garden envy! You're is beautiful with lots of wonderful things to come!
Cheers,
jj

Kelly H-Y said...

Thanks Jennifer!

Suzanne ... I know, isn't it adorable?!

Cheeseboy! Too funny ... I'm the same way about posts! Thanks!

Katie - Yes! We keep waiting for them to sweeten up ... they look pretty, but they're not quite ready for eating yet!

Tess! They are! We've been having fresh raspberries with dinner each night ... but your shake idea ... that sounds DELICIOUS!

Susan - Thanks! Nope ... not much fun at all!

She Writes said...

Rasberries, blueberries and hydrangeas- Oh my ;)

LadyFi said...

What a delicious garden! Hope your writing blooms into a similar feast of loveliness.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Oh, those are some gorgeous photos! We've got blueberry bushes in the backyard too. It's our first year with them, so they're not yielding much yet. We treasure every one!

lotusgirl said...

I love taking pictures of fruit and flowers. It's always a nice cure for impatience. I'm waiting, too. Maybe I should go take some more pictures.

adrienne said...

Fresh blueberries - how lucky you are! I agree, better to pass the time in the garden than by the mailbox. :)

beth said...

Good things most definitely await--after all, you planted all the seeds!

Serenity said...

Ug, the waiting. Sometimes I think, "I've done my part, God, now where's your end?" And that's when I shake my head at myself and get back to "my part". Lately I've also been relying on the joy of having finished things to the best of my ability - that's something some people never do, always only saying "Maybe someday" - and the joy of knowing what I want (in the words of a great blog post by Jenny Bent) - because some people don't know what they want and therefore can't pursue it at all.

PJ Hoover said...

Kelly, I so agree! Waiting is the hardest part. Your flowers are beautiful!

CC said...

nice!! I got a shot of our ONE blue blueberry. I then ate it. It was still sour, but oh well.... :)

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, how lovely! With you on the waiting!

Beth Kephart said...

so lush. so edible. and i, too, wait, with you.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Waiting is soooo hard. I'm constantly checking the mail and my email.

You have a lovely garden going on. :)

Sarah Laurence said...

I hope your waiting produces such lovely results in your writing too. I find it best to work on a new project while I wait and focus on the joy of writing instead of the goal of getting published. It can be a long wait.

Deb Shucka said...

I love these pictures and love the analogy. Waiting is so hard, but becomes something different when we're able to appreciate the beauty of it. Thank you for the reminder.

I wonder just how close we are geographically.

Nora MacFarlane said...

Beautiful blooms and berries! And I don't like waiting either.

Amy Tate said...

Oh what gorgeous photos! Those blueberries look scrumptious. Waiting is hard, isn't it? If you ever discover the secret, let me know.

Cathy C. Hall said...

Waiting...*sigh*

Here's what I do. Send something out and start work IMMEDIATELY on something else. Then I forget all about it.

Of course, I'm kinda old, too.

(Good luck, Kelly!)

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

gorgeous pics

I gave you a blog award today :)

Kelly H-Y said...

I so enjoy all your comments! Thank you for 'waiting' with me! :-)

patti said...

Ha Jin wrote a novel called Waiting, which has helped me with my fourth baby, set in China.

However, the "life on hold" aspect of things permeates THIS culture too!

Sigh. Been there. Done that.
The Good News is God through Christ didn't wait for us!

He paid the price! It is finished!!

Would love to have you visit my place, Kelly! Great meeting you through Jennifer's blog.